Bajaj vs workers hearing postponed: New Pulsar before Diwali
1500+ workers at Bajaj Auto plant in Chakan, Pune have been on strike since 25th June this year. Apart from the ensued legal battle, this affected Bajaj’s production, including that of their popular Pulsar variant. Yesterday, the Pune court adjourned hearing to 7th August, for the case Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana (VKKS) vs Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL).
From their Chakan plant, 3,000 units of Pulsar units were being manufactured per day, and this number was significantly affected since the strike. But,¬†Bajaj has now revealed that production of Pulsar has been completely restored. Since the start of strike, Bajaj had been working towards shifting their production to their plant in Waluj, Aurangabad. By end of July, they managed to achieve 3,000 units per day production of Pulsar motorcycles, now manufactured by both, Chakan and Waluj plants. About 1,000 Pulsar bikes are being made at Waluj everyday, while 2,000 units are produced from Chakan, where about 700+ workers are reporting everyday.
Bajaj is also working on launching a new Pulsar variant before Diwali 2013. This new variant, will be the most powerful and fastest of all Pulsar’s till date. It will be based on the recently launched Duke 390, and will come with a full fairing in the front. Price is expected to be in the Rs 1.7 lakh range. See the rendering above, credit to Top Gear.